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. hitler's idea at this point was to invade france and knock britain out of the war thereby. with the intent later on to invade the soviet union. he hated communism. this is one thing that was really part of his agenda. he was actually going to invade france in the wintertime, ma in november-december. he had to put that off because -- spent of 1939? >> of 1939. because of the invasion plans fell into the hands of the french and the british, soy put off the invasion until may, and he came up with a new plan. the old plant actually had been similar to world war i. it was going to come through belgium, along the channel coast, and down into paris. but he had to completely rearrange that, and he came up with you do, one of his generals, to think through belgium, but send the majority of these armored power through the our danforth further south and coming behind any french and british armies that went into belgium once the war started. and this worked perfectly, beginning may 10 of 1940ยป and the british and the french did what the germans expected, asz soon as the germans went
, he had been governor of virginia, ambassador of france, secretary of state, vice president of the united states, member of the congress. author of the decoration of independence. it's one of the few people in english history have been evaluated or inspected as closely as thomas jefferson was before he became president of the united states. people were looking at him and saying this is the guy we want. this is the person who should be president. >> host: the opponent said this isn't the guy we want. it was a close election. >> guest: it was. it was a strange election. >> host: it was strange election. it was hard fought. he had a lot of animation. you're saying, i guess what you're really saying is that both the supporters and the opponents knew who they were talking about. >> guest: partly that. what i'm saying is that especially when parties become ideological. any democrat is going different from any republican or any democrat is going different from any federalist. if you're measuring individual leader impact you shouldn't measure the democratic you should measure agains
to france to borrow, to try to raise money in france from the french government to pay for the revolution and he decided to take his 10-year-old son john quincy adams with his firstborn son, the oldest of his three sons. john quincy adams i then was a devoted teacher yet at seven years old when his father was in the cotton of congress. his mother, abigail adams, she took her boy to the top of the hill behind their farmhouse in quincy, massachusetts and they could look across boston date and so the battle of bunker hill. and she took her boy by the hand became back down to the farmhouse and begin minting on the family pewter to make musket for the patriot and she told her son at that time, she said, you must rise to the height of your country. if you don't succeed, it will be because of your own laziness, slovenliness in austin and this you must make a firm resolution in favor of virtue, integrity and love of your country. that is how john and abigail adams raised her boy from the beginning, the oldest son to be virtue is, honest and to let him serve his country. so when john adams was sen
is the circus. one family in france is one of service performance. they call their show the gypsy service, and they combine traditional acrobatics with the bittersweet melancholic tunes of nomadic life. >> he begins the day with music and the bible. like many roma, he is a devout christian. >> the word of god brings peace to my heart. i believe god gives me strength and the talent to play. it was a gift from heaven. i never had any musical lessons in my life. never ever. >> the circus man's are parked at the edge of the city along the river that divides rich and poor. vasily is proud to belong to what is called the traveling full. this is the circus director, although he says titles mean little to him. decades ago, he found it an old school style traveling gypsy service. he uses the term gypsy, and if that is a provocation for some, he does not care. >> we are like the indians and the amazon or nomadic peoples. there are no less the world over, and everywhere, they have a bad reputation. everything is done to make nomads put roots down in one place. >> he says that is just what has harmed
. oddly enough jefferson really did absorb some of his radical feeling over there in france. and before he left he set down a plan and told people about. he told thomas paine. he told will ensure. a total number of other abolitionists over there when he got back to america he was going to train slaves, who's going to sell them on land as sharecroppers, and the certainty they would become good citizens and free people in the united states. but when he got back to the united states, things changed. >> you can watch this and other programs on line at booktv.org. >> next, edwidge danticat, a contributor to the anthology, so spoke the earth, talk to booktv about the anthology and aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in haiti. >> well now, joining us here on our booktv set is edwidge ys is danticat, who is an author, and t most recent book is "so spokes the earth: the haiti i know, the haiti i wantto know." edwidge danticat come in thhaiti january 2010, where were you? >> on january 2010 i was here in miami. i was in a supermarket with myus daughter when someone called me and said that there had be
almost 5,000 world war ii veterans. mr joy's story was exceptional. he dropped into occupied france in may of 1944, hit his radio in a box of green beans calm but train occupied -- they set up a save house in france and transmitted some of the most important intelligence of any agent to the 16 for 16 on troop movements, oil refineries, airstrikes, it is incredible. he also was able to rescue hundreds of downed airman. three months ago i got a call that renee had passed away. i interviewed mr. deloitte at his house in 2002 and he was the first person he ever told this story about. is wife was kind enough to give me some teach and was an incredible interview as he brought me back in time. his son told me something very striking. arlington had denied their request for burial because at the time of the war he was a french citizen even though general eisenhower had personally given him the distinguished service cross and he was in uniform, american uniform after the war, he became an american citizen as well as a world-renowned heart doctor who had an incredible things for america. to ma
of broken dreams and lost love in france. it is rated pg. >> you kill people and they give you reward. >> jamie foxx gets a license to kill in "django unchained" playing a southern slave freed two years before the civil war released into the custody of a bounty hunter. they go after leonardo dicaprio leonardo dicapr who may own the deed to the wife he lost at a save auction. >> bette midler and bill lu crystal baby-sit the grandkids in "parental guidance." their old school rules don't fly. so the grandparents learn it's the surprises you make not the stand you take that keeps the family together. it is rated pg. >> matt damon tries to tip the balance of power in "promised land." a small town has been hit hard by the economic downturn so it should be easy for him to buy out the poor farmers so his company can drill for gas. "promised land" is rated r. that's the box office preview, raphael seth, nbc news. >> now for another look at the weather, here is meteorologist dil condition drier. where was the jud apatow movie? >> you're so bummed about that, right? >> i was planning my mom to s
of their setting any worlwhere else in san franc. san francisco eaters are interested in cuisine. there adventuress. the fact theyuse grea use great ingredients and make gourmet food makes unpopular. >> i have been dying to have these. >> i have had that roach coach experience. it is great they're making food they can trust. >> have you decided? >> we are in the thick of the competition? >> my game was thrown off because they pulled out of my first appetizer choice. >> how we going to crush clear? >> it will be easy. probably everyone has tried, something bacon tell us delicious. >> -- people tell us is delicious. >> hopefully you think the same thing. >> hopefully i am going to win. we're in the financial district. there is a food truck right there. every day changes. it is easy and fun to go down. these are going to be really good. >> how are you going to dominate? >> i think he does not know what he is doing. >> i was thinking of doing [unintelligible] we are underrepresented. >> i was singing of starting an irish pub. that was my idea. >> one our biggest is the corned beef and cabbage. we are a
, a strange thing began to happen to them. and oddly enough, france is the key to understanding the transformation in jefferson. when you think of france we think of sally and james hemmings. we think of french food. jefferson getting to know french architecture and wind. but he went over there on very important national business. he was there as our trade representative. we were desperate for money. we owed a lot of money. the u.s. owed enormous debts to britain, and our most important export was a slave race car. it was tobacco. which brought in some $30 million a year. now, jefferson had one problem. the most important and influential friends yet in court among the french aristocrats were all abolitionists. and they couldn't understand how we fought a war for universal liberty without freeing the slaves. and they put him under tremendous pressure and they kept asking them kept asking him, when is america going to free the slaves? so he began making promises that america, that emancipation was really just around the corner. he was imminent. we
with post revolutionary france, " le miserable' with hugh jackman and anne hathaway and rusell crowe and 21st century kid in parental guidance with bette midler and billy crystal and sometime sthe grandparents know best... take a look did this wisconsin police officer he was in the right place at the right time. we are going to play this for a couple of times and you can see that yellow shopping cart. it was headed towards a traffic. the officer was on patrol, there is that little bully. he saw the shopping cart as it was just a few feet. that is that little -- bowi 40 as wee that mother was supporting a child into cart and the other child got away. the police was able to stop the child. police was able to stop the child. >> sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. , right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to c
the way up to the recent history of revolutionary france, no republic had ever survived such a calamity as the civil war. and so, the people who knew their history, in the fevered climate of washington d.c. at that time, there was endless talk of the need for a military tater to replace the seemingly bleak lists elected civilian that lived in the white house. mcclellan himself toyed with the idea of. quote, i almost think if i were to win a small success now i could become teeter. he wrote to his wife. and he andy gloried in his newspaper nickname, the young napoleon. he then posed for official photographs with his hands tucked into his tunic. added cabinet meeting on new year's eve, the joint congressional committee on the conduct of the war spent more than 90 minutes asking hard questions about the situation and lincoln's answers left everyone shocked and unnerved. afterwards, attorney general edward bates setup into the night filling page after page of his diary. quote, the secretary of war and the president are kept in ignorance of the actual condition of the army and its intended m
, you did a little preshoot. and where you went up into the mountains in france and did 24 takes of singing at the top of his register in freezing conditions and wooden clogs. and the crew came back and they just said oh my god it's one of the most powerful things i have ever seen. at that point i relaxed and said i know there is something to this. we are going to be fine. >> i have been thinking about that question that you asked, anne because all the actors went through it and i'm a sports followers, so it is that thing of, it's not like you can, can i do it, can-- all of that. at some point you have to come to peace with that. but it's can you be at your best at the super bowl, or as a hundred meter runner will you run your best race at the olympics or maybe was that grand prix event six months before you will find out was a much better time. so it is the pressure you put on yourself because these opportunities come along once in a lifetime. people like this don't exist very often. and they rarely get the opportunity to make movie muse calls. so you just, and because we were l
a backdrop that would convince ambassadors from great britain and france for instance that the federal government was coherent and enormously powerful. so she made the white house into a showplace. and it became that. it was the emblem of the authority of the president. and she knew he had to have that -- >> and typically congress was constantly prosecuting them, or at least -- >> her. >> well, and not without cause. she did sell his annual address to congress to a newaper to raise money. it wasn't a good thing to do. but -- >> but i loved the scene that you have with her and -- >> and thaddeus -- >> thaddeus stevens, the republican radical congressman from -- >> pennsylvania. >> pennsylvania played by tommy lee jones. here it is. >> mrs. lincoln. >> madame president, if you please. oh, don't convene another subcommittee to investigate me. sir! i'm teasing. smile senator wade. senator wade in lincoln: i believe i am smiling mrs. lincoln. >> as long as your household accounts are in order madam we'll have no need to investigate them. >> you have always taken such a lively even prosecuto
'. is imposed revolutionary france this revolutionary is one step ahead of a policeman that has it out for him. >> this all start cast his hugh hac jackman and anne hathaway and bette midler and billy crystal and parental guidance is rated 'pg'. >> catherine: the san mateo bridge looking piece and from all foster city also looking decent. do not for that is the best way to ring in the new year. i will be hosting with the sports director, gary radnich. >> catherine: the queen of england is delivering her traditional christmas message. and this year viewers got to see something new. her address is being broadcast - in 3-d. the queen later got to see what the historic broadcast looked like by putting on her own 3-d glasses. she never says anything provocative or political. but she reflected on her diamond jubilee -- marking 60 years on the throne. and paid tribute to the olympic athletes - who met in london. >> "as london hosted a splendid summer of sport, all those who saw the achievement and courage at the olympic and paralympic games were further inspired by the skill, dedication, training and
. a penthouse in manhattan, homes in palm beach and the south of france, and yachts in both places. >> he was a big figure in the industry. he was the chairman of nasdaq. he was constantly being honored as "man of the year" of this organization and that. and that--that had an effect on me. >> both sons went to work as traders for their father's firm in the late '80s, a time authorities believe madoff's ponzi scheme was well under way. why would your father want to taint his sons by bringing into a situation that could, well, spell disaster? >> you know, that's-- that's a great question. and that's something that i really agonize over as a son. you know, what my father did was so horrible. and it's hard for me to-- hard for me to understand that. >> bernard l. madoff securities employed over 100 people, but it seemed like a family business. his brother peter and several cousins worked there. mark and andrew worked on the 19th floor of new york's lipstick building, where they legitimately traded securities for the firm and for outside clients. the investment advisory business--the ponzi sch
has hold return during subsequent visits to england and france. in london he attended a gala luncheon with the head of the canadian pacific railway and even better he met sir robert powell, founders of voice scouts. when he was in warsaw around the world in 80 days of popular stage version of byrnes novel that had been playing for it decades, he watched the copy of the novel being printed expressly for him bound in gold and embossed with his name on the cover. holds then met jules byrnes grandson who escorted him to grandfather's grave. there, surrounded by local boy scouts he later read the message in memory of jules byrnes from his greatest admirer. adult world circles at at the time a avoided aviation in order to make some kind of point about the places in the world. bicyclists who were not from the western imperial powers for example began to rebrand the bicycle is a peaceful way to see the world. teaching at the morrow for example circumciscircumcis ed a world from 19 1219 four gathered admiring newspaper accounts as he did so but because he did not publish his own narrative that
team doping scheme in the history of sports. armstrong, stripped of his tour de france titles and resigned from his cancer foundation. >> two words. jeremy lin. >> lin-sanity. >> can you believe this is happening? >> no. >> at the start of the year jeremy lin was a harvard grad trying to make it in the nba but over the course of ten days in february the asian american became a global sensation as he led the new york knicks on a seven-game win streak and single handedly reinvigorated a franchise that had fallen on tough times. >> four hours away from the big opening ceremony. >> you can really feel the buzz in london. >> for two weeks in summer the london olympics took center stage with barrier breaking performances. michael phelps who became the most decorated olympian of all time, american gabby douglas the first black woman to win the gymnastics individual all-around title. south africa's oscar pistorius the first double amputee to compete in the olympics and the female athletes from saudi arabia and qatar who were allowed to be competing in the olympics for the first time.
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